Hypatia’s Philosophy: Reserve Your Right to Think

The right to think is a proactive and inquisitive approach to life

Thomas Oppong
4 min readJan 31, 2023


Photo: Hypatia at the Haymarket theatre/Wikimedia

Everyone has the right to think, decide, form and share opinions and choose their own path.

This right is sometimes tested by external influences, such as family, friends, society, and the media. It can be hard to stand up for yourself and reserve your right to think in the modern world.

By standing your ground and reserving your right to think, you can make decisions that are true to yourself and that will ultimately lead to your happiness.

Hypatia of Alexandria was an incredible woman of the ancient world. She was a mathematician, philosopher, astronomer, and teacher in the city of Alexandria, Egypt, during the 4th century AD.

She is remembered for her contributions to science and philosophy, particularly her advocacy for the freedom to think.

She was a symbol of knowledge, courage, and perseverance.

Hypatia’s commitment to learning and teaching, her unflinching courage in the face of adversity, and her unwavering dedication to her beliefs are reminders of the importance of independent thought.



Thomas Oppong

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